Real-time duplicated high-bias chrome cassette tape, with a double-sided j-card. Also includes Pin Pack #5, comprising of 3 collector's pins (1 label variant pin, 1 Bandy pin, and 1 "The Challengers" pin). $2 of every sale through Under the Counter will go to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), per the request of Bandy. This package is limited to 100 worldwide.
Includes unlimited streaming of The Challengers
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Streaming + Download
Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
If you want digital only, please go to bandyband.bandcamp.com to buy directly from Bandy. I have set the digital price higher to encourage that only cassette purchases are made through Under the Counter. If you do decide to purchase digital here, 1/3 from each sale will go to Bandy, and 1/3 from each sale will go to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network).
Featuring former members of Chicago's MAMA (Ross Howard & Paul Parts), Bandy are a good time rock 'n roll band first and foremost, though it'd be reductive to refer to them solely as such. Possessing a tightness to their musicianship which acts as grounding force to Howard's wild vocals and the more eccentric ideas they employ, Bandy come across as one of the most house party ready experimental rock bands you're likely to stumble upon, sounding like the resulting smoothie from a blend of Mission of Burma, M.O.T.O., Penetrators, Thin Lizzy, and The Mothers of Invention.
Their follow up to their About EP, The Challengers is a blistering half-hour of odes to the basement, Little Richard-esque rave-ups about weed dependency, psych-tinged tales o' whoa, outer space romanticism, batter's box post-punk, pitch-modulated descents into madness, love ballads, and inherited emotional baggage.
It's one crazy roller-coaster ride, so don't be a wimp, stop being society's shrimp, and hop on the Bandywagon.
released March 29, 2019
All songs written by Ross Howard except:
"Don't You Dare" by Adam Cohen-Leadholm and Ross Howard
"Passing the Rhyme" by Adam Cohen-Leadholm
"F#" by Paul Parts
Adam Cohen-Leadholm: Guitars, Vocals, Piano
Ross Howard: Drums, Vocals, Percussion, Piano, Guitar, Theremin
Paul Parts: Bass, Vocals
Recorded May and July 2018 at Bespoke Parlour Chicago, IL
Top shelf sun-baked garage pop from Arizona. Gorgeous, ethereal vocals, incredible guitar tone, one of the best rhythm sections in the genre. Perfect soundtrack to chasing a mirage in the desert. Under the Counter Tapes